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Constitution Hill's Human Rights Festival

Written by: diannem

South Africa is at an unprecedented moment of opportunities but only our actions will determine our collective future. An active citizenry is essential to the realization of the promise of our Constitution. Constitution Hill provides a platform for our wider citizenry to change the future and move the world. Lend a hand by standing together with Constitution Hill for equality, dignity, freedom and justice.

President Cyril Ramaphosa

Constitution Hill, in partnership with the human rights and social justice fraternity, is proud to present the inaugural Human Rights Festival.

The Human Rights Festival commemorates Human Rights Day which pays homage to all those who lost their lives in the fight for democracy, particularly during the Sharpeville Massacre of 21 March 1960. It also highlights the work of social justice organisations and underlines the importance of civic activism and the values and principles enshrined in the constitution – equality; justice; freedom and dignity.

It provides an opportunity to celebrate the gains we have made, but more importantly, the Festival highlights the action that is still required to realise social justice in SA, on the African continent and globally.

The Constitutional Court will form the backdrop of the Festival which is built around a robust programme, involving social justice and human rights activists across all spectrums of our society. The festival is intended to celebrate, promote and defend human rights. It offers three days of activism, debates, art, culture, exhibitions, books, poetry, comedy, film and music. An food and designer-makers market will provide additional variety to the Festival.

The hashtag for the event is #whatdoyoustandfor?

For more details about the event visit: https://constitutionhill.org.za/human-rights-festival#




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